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Protesters Rock Ago Palace Way As One Way Driver Kills Tricycle Operator, Pragnant Woman And Injures 2 School Children … Accuse Lastman Of Being The Cause Of The Incident

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Protesters Rock Ago Palace Way As One Way Driver Kills Tricycle Operator, Pragnant Woman And Injures 2 School Children

 

… Accuse Lastman Of Being The Cause Of The Incident

 

 

By: People’s Voice Nigeria | News

 

Protesters today turned to the street of Lagos at Ago Palace Way in Oshodi Local Government Area as a one-way driver knocked down and killed a tricycle operator, a pregnant woman, while two schoolchildren sustained serious injuries. The angry mob who blocked Ago Palace Way were later dispersed by policemen as they vandalized valuable items, including vehicles, inside Lastma Yard.

 

Operatives of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) disclosed that a driver apprehended for driving in a direction prohibited by law (one-way) today killed a tricycle operator, a pregnant woman, and two schoolchildren around the Okota axis of the state.

Traffic Officer Hassan Kehinde of Zone 27, Okota, who led the Lastma patrol team, disclosed that a driver of a blue Toyota Sienna bus (AKD 944 HN) was apprehended for driving against traffic (one-way) around Ago Palace Way, Lagos.

 

He disclosed further that a policeman attached to the patrol team volunteered to escort the apprehended vehicle to the Lastma office for proper booking.

“On their way, and in an attempt by the driver to escape, he diverted into Bayo Oyewale Street by Ago round-about and rammed into a fully loaded tricycle.”

“While the tricycle operator died instantly, the pregnant woman later died at the hospital while the two injured schoolchildren were currently” receiving medical attention, Lastma Kehinde further added.

The escort policeman in the contravened vehicle equally sustained various degrees of injury as a result of the fatal auto crash.

 

Lastma Kehinde confirmed that the incident sparked a protest as an irate mob descended on the escort police officer, but the timely intervention of a team of policemen from Ago, Okota, and Ilasa police stations saved the policeman from being lynched.

Lastma Yard was invaded, and valuable items were vandalized, including vehicles within the premises.

“It is noteworthy to mention that in an attempt to escape, the driver of the Sienna car lost control as a result of reckless driving, which eventually resulted in the fatal accident.”

The management of the agency commiserated with the families of the deceased and assured them that a thorough investigation would be carried out to determine the immediate and remote cause of the accident and that justice would be served appropriately.

 

 

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